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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
In 1986 Harpoon co-founders Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary began brewing Harpoon in Boston to share with others the joy of making—and drinking—great beer. In 2000, we added a second brewery in Windsor, Vermont to keep up with the demand. As a regional craft brewer, we gained interest and respect for cider, a drink with strong roots and history in New England. Harpoon’s cider is our contribution to the long heritage of cider made with fresh juice from locally grown apples.

Harpoon Cider is made from a blend of locally grown apples including the New England favorite, McIntosh. By fermenting this blend of varieties with our own yeast we are able to produce an aroma that has a clean, fruity character. This crisp, refreshing cider has just the right balance of ripe apple sweetness and tartness from the fruit’s natural acidity. The color of this smooth tasting cider is very light as a result of using only freshly pressed apples. Without the addition of preservatives, artificial colors, or sweeteners we have created a cider that is fresh, pure, and delicious. Enjoy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle at ’Cole’s Rare Beer Fest’, Buffalo, NY. Pours a very pale clear yellow, almost white, with a spare white head. Clean aroma of apples -- smells alright, better then I expected. Simple, slightly watery, sweet apple flavour. Lightly carbonated. Average bodied. Not great but surprisingly pretty decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Where did this come from in the middle of Cole’s Rare Beer fest? Watery yellow, no head. Odd aroma but eventually some apples come through. Watery taste but again, some granny smith apples eventually come through. Um, ok, but I am still confused how I had this at this fest :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Sample at Village Beer Merchants 1st Anniversary. Pours light golden color. Aromas of sweet apples. Taste is apple juice & slightly tart. Not a fan of apple juice or this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Coles – Rare Beer Festival
Appearance: pale gold, clear almost crystal like look , ring of head at edges .3-
Nose: papierowka apple aroma that is rare now days in world of overly sweet red apples. True base apple.8-
Flavor/Palate : medium light bodied. Very clean, down to earth apple character. Drinkable solid cider. Highly underrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours sparkling light yellow with a sweet red apple aroma, and maybe a touch of brown sugar. The flavor is sweet apples with a touch of tartness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours clear orange body. Smells of artifical apple flavor - taste is similar. A bad cider.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
god awful- bottle- cloyingly sweet and undrinkable- really bad. did not enjoy this beer at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2008
From a bottle poured a clear amber color with almost no head. Nice tart cider flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2008
@Dunedin-on tap-pours a minimal white head and pale yellow color with effervescence. Aroma is apple. Taste is thin, sweet apple, herbal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Haslinger (891) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2008
bottle at a party, very winey aroma, the taste is sharp, biting and very winey. Over carbonated and not very good tasting. One of the worst ciders I have ever had I would not drink this again let alone buy it

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